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 Post subject: Yellow split peas
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:13 am 
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I have 6 Isa Browns and they all refuse to eat the yellow split peas out of the feed. Is this normal, and if so why do most of the feeds contain yellow split peas if they don't eat it?


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 Post subject: Re: Yellow split peas
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 12:29 am 
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Are you sure that the yellow isn't cracked corn also called maize rather than peas?

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow split peas
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 7:38 am 
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My guess is you are using Red Hen mix in the blue bag?

It is the same with my girls, they leave the split pea BUT if you mix it with yoghurt it goes.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow split peas
PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:40 am 
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the yellow split peas are more likely to be lupins, I found that they are not that popular dry, but when soaked they are readily eaten.

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow split peas
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:00 pm 
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Not sure exactly what those 'split peas' are, but nice to know it is a common problem that they don't get eaten. Will try soaking them for a while and see if they like them then :)

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 Post subject: Re: Yellow split peas
PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:22 pm 
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Soaked them in water for a while, and they did peck at them a little but soon lost interest. Took them inside and cooked them into a thick soup (the lentils not the chooks) and they then went mad over it :D


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